Ilyumzhinov congratulates Korchnoi with birthday

Dear Victor Lvovich! I cordially congratulate you with your 85th centenary!

On this day of joy for all of us, please accept the expression of my admiration and respect for your chess talent, the highest work ethic, exceptional integrity and resilience in the face of life's trials.
Please let me wish you good health, much happiness and cheerfulness.

I sincerely hope that you would continue to delight us with your beautiful inspirational play.

The President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov